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St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

€€ - €€€Cafe, European,
387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 6995
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“smoked fish” (11 reviews)
“poached eggs” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Travelling over from Australia, I wanted to reminisce with my good friend around the bays. Our old haunt in our teenage years . Love St Heliers & Mission Bay. We weren't that hungry so chose two different sandwiches made with fresh soft ciabatta, chicken ,...More

Thank suzyspirit
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great dinner here. The food was delightful, service exceptional and the venue had a great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Thank Mooshie87
Reviewed 21 August 2017

With the entrance hidden off street, you could easily pass by unless you knew it was there. Stopped by for lunch and it was quite busy when we came. We had to wait about 30 minutes for a table, enough time to walk around the...More

Thank Acineto
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We walked from mission bay to st heliers bay and called in for lunch. It was amazingly busy but we got a decent table, our waitress was a delight we were served some really good tap beer and I ordered fish and chips when it...More

1  Thank paulhobbs
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were 4 on a Tuesday night. The service was very good, the food was good but not excellent. Smoked fish pate a little underseasoned and therefore bland. Four mains, 3 were enjoyed the fourth, very ordinary. The fries were left as the were soggy...More

Thank Marmite62
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great Coffee, great staff, great view amazing to have this as a local. The Gluten Free handmade bread is amazing and the kids breakfasts are great too. Perfect place for mid morning meeting or lunch at the weekend or dinner out as a treat or...More

1  Thank Lottie1370
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The service, coffee and price was outstanding. The view is fantastic. Save room for the house iced coffee. The Parmesan mash won't help that though. Delicious.

Thank Leah R
Reviewed 4 August 2017

As a family of seven we visited this cafe and bistro at a very busy Sunday lunch time. A table was found for us almost immediately even though we did not have a booking. The cafe is across Tamaki Drive which runs along the beach...More

Thank Aussie_tripper064
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with some friends and checked out the area first. Settled on this place and were happy with the choice. Location is great over looking the harbour and it had nice decor inside(simple and clean lines). Service was very good. The food was ok...More

Thank cannotenteraname
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Went there with 2 other friends on a busy Friday Night with no booking. Waited for more than an hour for a table and then 30 minutes for food to arrive after ordering. Pro: Relatively easy to find parking for 60 minutes around the Bistro;...More

Thank Agisagis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-575 6995
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Opened December 2012
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